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Sep 30, 2012 8:00am EDT
. >> we were expecting to have a deficit that was going to be about 7% of the economy and it turned out to be 9%. we did not have the time to react. so weak in our political manifesto, the main aim was that we were going to give spain what it needed. there were not actual promises but as a general promised to try to manage the situation. the figures were worse but we were struggling. >> what would the opposition socialist to differently? spain has one of the biggest property bubbles followed by the collapse. >> we want comprehensive reform of the fiscal system. it has to be more progressive. we know in spain that corporations only pay 11% from their benefits. at the same time, there is a large number of citizens who do not pay taxes to income tax. they are liberal professions like people who put all their revenues inside society. we believe there has to be changes and we have to have a more comprehensive system that is able to control everybody. >> won the budget was announced, it was predictable. this economy has already seen 65 billion euros out of it this year. today was confirme
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Oct 3, 2012 3:00am EDT
withdraw support from the economy as the tories have done since 2010 has really been a recipe for a double dip recession and sure enough we have got one. >> you actually have got an interesting case study, america is a much bigger economy than the uk but our two countries were dealing with the financial crisis more or less in the same way. >> yes. >> a new government came in, not just austerity but masochism that is being -- >> by each other --. there is masochism in the uk with respect to the economic, a collector austerity around europe which is related, a separate point. >> the uk laboratory has been used to test the thesis that by contracting government spending you presto expand private enterprise. it hasn't worked and that way we ended up with a simple national -- >> why is that? >> because the private sector is not spending, sitting on 750 billion pounds of cash and not investing, consumers have their wits frightened out of them, export markets are slack, presto, if all of the indicators are point manager the wrong direction you have no growth. >> but the debate comes down to
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Sep 27, 2012 9:00am EDT
economy to shine on the agenda. u.n. women headed by former chilean president, michelle bachelet will ask member nations to improve women's access to justice, especially in conflict and post conflict zones. secretary of state hillary clinton will join the equal futures partnership to set goals for williams empowerment worldwide. the u.n. will also launch the first ever international day of the girl next month. that to highlight how girls' equity is key to global prosperity and stability. the u.n. meeting highlights an explosion of interest by governments and ngo's in girls and women's empowerment and well-being. so patricia is the international community finally taking women's empowerment seriously? >> absolutely i think so with the leadership of secretary clinton and leaders by the former president of chilean president, michelle bachelet, i'm confident they will start making a difference. >> i think we have come a long way having susan rice as our ambassador and hillary clinton but we have a long way to go but this is a good start. >> the investments are being made and we are wo
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Oct 4, 2012 7:00am EDT
. presidential election debate between president obama and mitt romney focused on the economy. americans are about $1 trillion in student loans -- owe $1 trillion. despite the huge investment in their education, almost half of recent university graduates are either unemployed or underemployed and many worry about the future. which candidate will they support? our correspondent has this report from philadelphia. >> mack has just qualified as a lawyer, so now taken put his lawbooks away and turn his attention to is $170,000 student debt. >> the whole gravity of it really did not hit me until about a few months ago when all of a sudden it was like, that's not just a number, that is actually a representative of something. so the joke has always been, well, i bought a house. but really it is a little bit more than that. unable to find a job, he's moving to texas to live with his parents and is not thrilled about it. >> i am 27 years old. even though it is rather typical of people, it is still not culturally normative. >> americans of $1 trillion in student loans and they are strugg
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Oct 2, 2012 7:30am EDT
north are proposing a joint project to study the remains. improving the economy is a top priority of the country. the north hopes for economic cooperation from japan as compensation for its colonial rule. north korean officials expect more japanese to visit the burial sites. they say this will lead to repatriation of remains, but japan puts more emphasis on the issue of north korea's abduction of japanese. the differing points of view could hinder the development of the two countries' relations. nhk world, pyongyang. >>> western leaders are seeing evidence their sanctions against iran are working. u.s. and european officials organize an oil embargo to encourage the iranians to abandon their nuclear ambitions. now the iranian currency has plunged to a record low against the dollar. nhk world reports from tehran. >> reporter: the iranian rial on monday dropped below 35,000 against the dollar for the first time since the islamic revolution of 1979. the currency has fallen nearly 20% against the dollar in one week. it's 70% down year on year. exchange markets in tehran have been busy sel
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Oct 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
spending cuts for just $1 of revenue. economy said no. >> i have my own plans. it's not the same as simpson-bowles but in my view the president should have grabbed it. if he wanted to make adjustments to it, go to congress and fight for it. >> that's what we've done, made adjustments to it and putting it before congress right now. >> you've been president four years. you said you'd cut the deficit in half it's now four years later we still have trillion dollar deaf surkts the ceo says we'll have a trill un-- trillin dollar debt. >> govern romney wants to repeal dodd-frank and i pressure we've got some agreement that a marketplace to work has to have some regulation. in the past govern romney says he just wants to repeal dodd-frank, roll it back. so the question is, does anybody out there think that the big problem we had is that there was too much oversight in regulation of wall street. because if you do, then governor romney is your candidate. >> that's not the facts. look we have to have regulation on wall street. that's why i have regulation but i wouldn't designate five banks as
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Oct 1, 2012 11:00pm EDT
run the nick kel company? >> so it was nch the mid-'90s, it was a disaster in the economy of russia. >> rose: you were a financial expert. >> and you know like it was the station where, like different companies in the cities they were on the verge of dying. >> rose: right. >> and we were young, ambitious, risky and we were not afraid of nothing. so we bought a very bad enterprise. >> rose: you made a big bet? >> yes, because at the time we did our best in order to find partners abroad. nobody came because it was too risky. we spent a lot of money, we spent a lot of hours, two and three hours a day, now we can show that this, for example, entity are one of the most profitable entities in the field production of nickel and platinum and palladium. but it was risky at the time because we have debt, more than one year to know the company. can't imagine this. and in the far north people they have no opportunity to receive salary for more than a half year. it was like really a disaster. it was a great disaster. and really we're very proud. >> rose: with so much at stake it all together was
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Oct 1, 2012 9:00am EDT
we're in right now with the economy? how are they going to solve the deficit problem and also increase job creation?" and i'd like to hear that explained clearly, because they have two very different philosophies. third, i think that if the debates do their job, we're going to be able to answer the question, "what are the sacrifices either one is going to ask us to make?" >> such as reforming social security, medicare, higher taxes, lower taxes? >> yes. and on the table are all sorts of things that many people value a great deal and we may not be able to afford anymore. so should we have deductibility for second home mortgages? should we have deductibility for high-cost homes? should we have health insurance coverage provided by employers continue to be deductible? if so, for whom, should it be for all? and should we raise the age of entitlement, if so, to what level?" when someone says that about social programs, i want to also hear the answer to the question, "what are you doing with military spending? and how do you justify the tradeoff? we've gotta get the revenue someplace. where
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Sep 26, 2012 6:00pm EDT
having any sort of effect on the economy or people's welfare or unemployment. i think people are saying we do not want to head in that direction. >> you have spoken about some of the effects on people already with the austerity measures in place. can you talk about housing and food? >> housing is a big issue because and the spaniards ended up buying houses or homes back during the main housing boom. and what has happened since then is first of all they bought these houses at very inflated prices. here we have over 25% unemployment so as people began to lose their jobs and as the housing payments went up, more and more people lost their homes. there has been a repossession of many, many homes. in spain, there is something very unique to our system. once the bank repossesses your home and when you are evicted and you lose your home, you are still liable for the entire debt. which means not only are people on the streets or having to find alternative housing, but they also owe hundreds of thousands to the banks. this is aggravated by the fact that most of these banks are being bailed out r
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Oct 4, 2012 7:30am EDT
time arguing over the economy. the 90 minute debate in denver, colorado, one of the few battleground states that could decide the election. candidates concentrated on how to revive the economy. >> the only way to meet governor romney's pledge of not reducing the deficit, or not adding to the deficit, is by burdening middle-class families, now that's -- not my analysis. >> the president has a view very similar to the view he had when he ran four years ago, a bigger government, spending more, taxing more, regulating more, if you will, trickle down government would work. that's not the right answer for america. >> romney kept attacking o mode instructions. obama some times had trouble getting a word in. many u.s. media analysts say romney had a belttter performan. the candidates have two more debates they have five weeks to win over undecided voters. turkish forces have fired artillery shells across the border into syria. they're retaliating for syrian mortars that landed in southern turkey. it killed five people including a woman and her three children. the mortar landed i
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Sep 26, 2012 11:00pm EDT
is also a senator for life, and until last july he was italy's minister of economy and finance. but he is not exactly a politician. as a respected economist considered to be above party politics he was chosen to form a new technocratic government. it put him at the center of the european debt crisis confronting rising interest rates that led to greece, ireland, and portugal to seek bailouts. his ability to turn calamity into opportunity has revived his nickname "super mario." i have pleased to have him here at this table for the first time. welcome. >> delighted to be here. >> rose: i see that you have said that you're not going to run for prime minister? >> no, i can confirm that i will not be a candidate. i believe i couldn't even be a candidate because, as you mentioned, i am senator for life. so candidates are candidates inn order to become members of parliament. >> rose: and you're senator for life. >> yes. >> rose: do you want to stay as prime minister? >> of course i will not. i will-- the whole government will have to resign when the elections take place, probably next-- aft
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Oct 3, 2012 7:30am EDT
facing the global economy. she cited the european debt problems and drastic spending cuts said to take effect in the u.s. early next year. democratic and republican lawmakers could avoid that scenario if they reach an agreement in time. lagarde said the slowdown in china and other emerging economies will be high on the agenda at the meetings in tokyo. >>> coming up -- the land of hope. a japanese director tells a fictional story about the threat of nuclear power. >>> before that, car dealers in the u.s. just keep rolling. they're seeing more and more hybrids and compact cars leaving showrooms as gas prices rise. new car sales rose for a 16th straight month. research firm autodata says sales rose nearly 13% from a year ago to about 1.2 million units. some japanese automakers enjoyed big jumps. toyota's sales soared 41%. honda's rose more than 30%. nissan's sales fell by 1% after huge increase a year ago. >>> u.s. automakers saw more modest sales. chrysler rose more than 11%. general motors marked an increase of 1.5%, and ford sales dropped slightly. >>> many young business leaders find
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Sep 29, 2012 3:00am EDT
want an open society, an open economy, a society where you tolerate and respect people, a different faiths and cultures and then the closed minded who really have a view that if you don't accept my view then are you an alien or an enemy. i think that is the battle that is going on and in the end, i think it's important always, and i always say this to people in america to realize-- realize that for all the pictures of extremist that you see in people burning the american flag and protesting and so on, you also then have a lot of people who wanted same type of society and free society that we want. >> rose: has the is palestinian-israeli situation gotten off the front burner for too long and you can bring it back? >> well, it's a good question. not for the people out in the region, by the way. >> rose: it has not gotten off the front burner. >> no, i still believe that it's central to the future of the region. look, i have just come back from my last-- it was my 88th visit there. my wife said to me it is not actually the number of visits you made, it's the progress that counts. which
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Oct 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
other path. mitt romney, the businessman turned politician who is promising to turn the economy around slipped a little in the polls but it's still too close to call. >> these debates are an opportunity for each of us to describe the pathway forward to america we can choose and the people are going to have to make a choice. >> more money is being spent on this election than ever before. who wins depends on how people vote in a handful of swing states and in a few areas of those states so all the money is being spent on bombarding the undecided with tv ads and phone calls. >> this is from the obama campaign. i'm a volunteer. >> the democrats have a well-oiled campaign machine. >> we are outnumbering republicans with new voter registrations. we have volunteers in here every single day making phone calls and have a paid canvasing team and we will have a large army of volunteers on the ground when it's time to get out the vote. >> hello? >> just down the road republicans are doing exactly the same thing. a swing state, your phone always ringing. >> we always know down near las vegas
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Oct 2, 2012 8:00am EDT
wednesday night, where these issues are concerned, at the economy, how we avoid what has happened already, how we avoid falling into another recession, around those issues, what ought to be debated wednesday night? >> they should be challenged about whether we want a sustainable financial system. will both presidents appoint people to their economic team who will see the economic interest of the people probably? -- broadly? will they appoint regulators who will be independent of wall street? will they support them when they need to make decisions? will this president protect regulators when congress tries to beat up on them? did they recognize the crucial connection between our economic growth and prosperity? tavis: if you were going to appoint regulators and others not connected to wall street without looking for names, where would you look for those types of people? whenever you talk about financial issues, the people who in-depth writing these institutions -- to end up running these institutions, they always seem to come from the same pool of choices. >> it is bipartisan, republicans a
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Sep 30, 2012 8:30am EDT
temporary foreign aid. >> we can employ people for a time, but can't sustain the economy for a long term. it can't pull the whole cart, because at some point the money runs out. an assistance program that helps unleash free enterprise can create enduring prosperity. >> the calls at the u.n. for outlawing offensive speech produces strong defenses of such speech not only by president obama but also from leaders in the american muslim community. i want to explore that with kim lawton managing editor of the program and the director of the muslim office of the public affairs council. welcome to you both. >> thank you. >> how are you american muslims trying it to persuade other muslims around the world that putting any kind of limit on free speech is dangerous? >> well, i think the first way we're trying to convince fellow m muslims of this is the fact that the idea of free speech is a foundational part of the koran itself. we don't only believe in terms of americans and our belief in the constitution, but the koran challenges folks to engage in dialogue and in discourse. it challenges pe
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Oct 4, 2012 8:00am EDT
republic -- the economy. the next thing they did is they turned around and made it harder for their political opponents and top supporters of the president to be able to cast a ballot. so you have people like congressman john lewis, longtime civil rights leader, who are saying this is the civil rights battle of our time now. the same fight we had in 1965, the same marchers when john lewis was beaten in alabama, this is occurring today. it is a different discussion now than it was back then, but nonetheless, the urgency to defend their right to vote is there and the black community. i would argue in the hispanic community and on college campuses, like it was in some sense during the civil rights era. it took a long time to get people to pay attention to this issue. this is something when i wrote about in september, 2011, and not allow people were covering. i think people are now more aware of this issue. you've seen the court strike down a lot of these laws for violating the voting rights act or violating the first amendment or violating other parts of the constitution, right to vote
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Sep 28, 2012 7:00am EDT
stagnant economy, record unemployment, all while being very mindful of his plunging popularity. christian is with me now from paris. so the details are coming in. what are we hearing? >> well, it's not a package that cuts as wide or deep as we've seen in italy, greece, and spain. remember, that this was a president that came to power promising to sweep away and boost growth. now they're having to do it while reassuring a very skeptical public. 10 billion euros in spending cuts today. 20 billion euros of tax rises. 10 billion of that will go onto business, and of course there is that much promised higher rate of the tax. 75% for those who earn more than a million euros. the prime minister knows he's under pressure. this is what he had to say after they presented the budget to the counsel administrators. >> it's also a budget which asks for some efforts. but this effort is fair. the middle of working classes will be spared income tax rises. 90% of taxable households will not pay more tax. this is our guarantee to the french people. on the other hand, we are asking the richest to
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Sep 27, 2012 6:00pm EDT
countries. the report also warns global warming threatens to seriously contract the global economy over the next decade. the obama administration has taken new steps to loosen sanctions on burma following a series of reforms by the ruling junta. in a meeting at the u.n. general assembly, secretary of state clinton told the burmese president at the u.s. will ease its ban on imports from burma. >> we have watched as you and your government have continued the steady process of reform, and we have been pleased to respond with specific steps that recognize the government's efforts and encourage further reform. in recognition of the continued progress toward reform and in response to requests from both the government and the opposition, the united states is taking the next up in normalizing our commercial relationship. >> the national football league has reached an agreement to end a labor dispute with the referees. the nfl rushed to make the deal after a botched call by replacement officials decided the outcome of a nationally televised game monday night, prompting widespread outrage from fans,
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Sep 27, 2012 7:00pm EDT
? >> he is trying to restart a conversation about the economy that is focused on barack obama. he was supposed to be doing the same thing but got sidetracked and badly by this video. he will be ablepresident to get over this. he has to hope that is not the majority of people. the fact that a majority of people do not approve of how barack obama has handled the economy, but ultimately those people will say i am done with a guy who is currently in office. let's give the other guy a chance. the interview he has done and he is going to continue to do all of those things are an attempt to shift the conversation. good >> even republicans have said he is running and in that campaign. -- an inept campaign. he is trying to suggest he took responsibility for these comments. did you see thus splitting hairs? >> i agree with that. they blame the campaign. we did the post mortem on the hillary clinton campaign, and the conclusion was that her campaign did not serve her. ultimately it is the job of the candidate. the candidate is the one that puts a person in charge of raising money. the candidate
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Sep 26, 2012 7:30am EDT
from a decline in advertising revenue. this is due to the internet and sluggish u.s. economy. the firm has been taking various streamlining measures that include cutting 2,000,000 jo jo. 10% of the work force. despite actions, the company posted a loss in first time in four quarters. "the new york times" decided to appoint bbc general director as its new top executive. he is nonto have improved the web services of the bbc is is expected to bolster the newspaper company's online businesses. >>> british bankers association says it is willing to give up control over the libor bank rate. as it looks to prevent further rate rigging scandals. the association says libor is based on interest rates charged between banks in the london market. in june, major british bank, barclays was fined for manipulating libor through false reporting. a staement released tuesday indicating they would transfer libor related to a public body. by making the announcement, the association is seen as trying to ease criticism about the way the rate has been handled over a quarter century. and the british governm
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Sep 27, 2012 7:00am EDT
. the government says it needs to rein in its finances if it is going to get growth and to the economy again. >> that is debatable, tom, isn't it? some of the critics and your reports, they are going to argue this kind of austerity, the new budget everyone is expecting, is like taking a man when he is down. >> and that is the problem. the problem is unemployment. it is so high that the -- it not only means government is paying out more in unemployment benefits but also taking in less in income tax. as we heard in the report from the analyst, spain's economic problems seem to be in a vicious cycle. in that context it is very difficult for the government to sort its own finances out if it reduces what it spends into the economy by billions today and more than that over the course of this year. then of course, there is less money floating around, less people have money in their pockets to spend and more out of work. so there is the general malaise in the economy contributed to the situation in was the government and country finds itself today. >> thanks very much. thank you. let's explore
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Oct 3, 2012 8:00am EDT
. our economy is stuck in a recovery that is clearly deserves the name. our national debt has risen to record levels. our military tested by a decade of war is facing cuts based to that -- thanks to the budgetary games played by the white house. our values have been misunderstood by a president who thinks that weakness will win favor with our adversaries. by failing to maintain the elements of our influence and by stepping away from our allies, president obama has heightened the prospect of conflict and instability. he does not understand that an american policy that lets result can provoke a precedent and encouraged this order." two paris. let me take them one at a time. in the first paragraph, he speaks to the way he sees the economic conditions in its country. what did mitt romney say in that first paragraph that you disagree with, including the budgetary games the white house has played? what he said on the domestic front that you disagree with? anything? >> i am disagreed with everything he wrote. that's easy, tavis. look, one thing we might agree with is that the recovery is not
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Oct 4, 2012 9:00am EDT
day, women care about the economy, jobs and government spending and they will capture the vote on some of those issues. >> we have consensus. i think it will motivate the base which i think is a strategy of the republican party but it won't close the gap. >> we are all in agreement. this won't make or break the election of the romney/ryan ticket. it's about the economy and other issues that are more important. >> if it's supposed to -- and you're right, it's a base motivator but if it's supposed to be a base motivator and the polls show romney really falling behind at this point, is it going to help? >> i don't finish she falling behind. there are so many polls out there that you can look at. but it really -- >> most recent abc news, washington post, and those kind of polls have shown us is that activityically significant gap and in the battle ground states, it's even worse like in ohio. all of a sudden they were neck-and-neck and a few months ago, romney was ahead and obama is 6 or 7 points ahead. >> you have to look at enthusiasm in those numbers and i think that is where they a
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Sep 28, 2012 7:30am EDT
sluggish growth in tax revenue due to deteriorating economy that is worse than many analysts had expected. >>> the world's auto makers unveiled their next generation eco-friendly concept cars at the paris motor show. the exhibition opened to the media on thursday, over 270 companies are taking part this year. germany's porsche and bmw debuted concept cars with eco friendly features. models include plug-in hybrids charged from household power out lets. nissan revealed the concept car, powered by fuel cells. the terra comes with a tablet device that serves as key and dashboard. toyota introduced a hybrid version of the flag ship model. auto makers are showcasing new compact models. they're hoping to tap into relatively steady demand for fuel efficient vehicles in a shrugger european auto market. >>> nasa rover cure ys tiosity evidence that a stream once flowed on mars. the u.s. space agency has been analyzing images of mars' surface taken by the rover. images released thursday show smooth gravel and stones in the layer of conglomerate rock. the same formations as seen on earth at a
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Oct 4, 2012 6:00pm EDT
with the economy, segment one, and let's begin with jobs. what are the major differences between the two of you about how you go about creating new jobs. you have two minutes each of you to start print a coin toss determines, mr. president, you go first. >> four years ago, we went through the worst financial crisis in the great depression. millions of jobs were lost. the auto industry was on the brink of collapse. the financial system had frozen up. and because of the resilience and the determination of the american people, we've begun to fight our way back over the last 30 months, we've seen 5 million jobs in the private sector created. the auto industry has come roaring back. and housing has begun to rise. but we all know that we've still got a lot of work to do. and so the question here tonight is where we've been, but where we're going. governor romney has a perspective that says if we cut taxes, skewed toward the wealthy, and roll back regulations, that we would be better off. i've got a different view. i think we've got to invest in education and training. i think it's importan
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Sep 28, 2012 6:00pm EDT
economic patriotism. in economic patriotism rooted in the belief that growing our economy begins with a strong and thriving middle class. >> mitt romney spoke at an american legion hall in springfield, virginia, not far from the pentagon. romney criticized obama over potential defense cuts and vowed to maintain u.s. military power. >> we're going to make sure to restore the principles this nation was built upon a freedom and opportunity and restore our economy and put people back to work, get rising take-home pay again. we're going to make sure we of the military that a second to none. i will do those things. i look forward to being able to keep the station strong. i make that commitment to you. i need your help. we have to win in virginia. we will keep america the hope of the earth. >> a new video has raised questions about mitt romney's repeated claims on the campaign trail that his business background would help him create jobs as president. the video released by the magazine "mother jones" shows romney in a 1985 address describing the mission of bain capital, the private equity fi
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Sep 26, 2012 7:00am EDT
crisis is affecting the global economy, is affecting people's confidence, so it's more challenging for us to make a return on those investments as governments reduce interest rates effectively to zero and it's difficult to find an asset class is to invest in to make a good return. it presents a challenge for us and we're in the business of risk, helping people manage their risks. on the continent in europe, in greece, spain, people still need to manage their assets and we are there to help them. >> a bit of a silver lining at the end. >> in many countries around the world, laws about adoption are often blurred or ignored. parents desperate to have children if will pay to adopt even if the law forbids the selling of babies. our correspondent in nigeria has been looking into allegations that teenage girls are being separated from their babies even against their own will. >> motherly love for a newborn son. but the 16-year-old came desperately close to losing her child daniel. it was a traumatic fight to prevent him from being taken away at birth or adoption. she did not tell her parents
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